All posts tagged: movie

“…you can’t take the London out of the girl…” | Why I am addicted to my tea addiction

I recently starred in my first ever feature-length movie. Yay! And by starred, what I really mean is, I drank in one large gulp, my three whole seconds of fame. It was glorious. There was a closeup, I had lines, a runner, and both the director and the star, Daniel Auteul, complimented me on my acting skills. For someone who grew up attending drama summer schools and camps, calling it an ego boost would certainly be an understatement. I bathed in the glory of it all. So what if I may never be the next Lupita Nyong’o, but on that day, with the camera on my face, everyone on set waiting on me; I was elation personified. A girl can dream. As soon as I got home, the first thing I did was to reach for the kettle; I made a beeline for the teabags. I take tea time like it’s a business. Scratch that, it’s a sport. Our national sport. You have to know the players, understand the rules and take time to appreciate the camaraderie of it all. It’s …

“Hunger Games”

I don’t know what possessed me to check, but now that I know it cannot be undone. To put it simply, this: Is the enemy. All these years, what a fool I have been. Before I went to see the Hunger Games: Mockingjay, a movie that I can only describe as  cripplingly melodramatic, I decided to check the amount of calories in my cinema popcorn. Cinema popcorn is overpriced and usually over-sized. But man is it good! Sticky but not soggy. How do they do it? I go about twice a year, so till now, I never gave two thoughts to it. I’ve always knew it wasn’t healthy or good for you, but I never knew just how bad it could be. Its popcorn. It should be called ingredients-list-as-long-as-my-arm-but-with-popped-corn-kernals. Before I get really into this rant, I just want to say that I’m not trying to lose weight. But, as someone who suffers from anemia, I decided to record my calorie intake, to see what could be improved in my diet. I’ve been using cronometer. It is a great website that …